Your Daughter is a Police Officer – and. . . .

Your daughter is a 5 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. She’s a good person. A compassionate person. And one who wants to be a good police office.  She and her colleagues deal with confrontation from time to time.   So you tell me. – what should she do if Ole Svensson – a nasty character from Sweden. . . .

Grabs a skateboard and hits her over the head – and when she falls, hits her again.   

Has a firebomb that he is about to throw into a Target store? Has a firebomb that he is about to throw into a small home where 6 children live?

Is pulled over for doing 75 in a 30 zone. When your daughter asks for his driver’s license – he says @%&*$ you – and drives off.  Or fights her when she asks him to get out of the car.

She is standing on the corner when Ole walks up and splashes her with a plastic glass full of urine. 

She is standing with other police protecting a small 7/11 store owned by an immigrant family.  Ole is trying to get through to break the windows and grab some loot.  He pushes her.  And hits her.  

Just stands on the street corner – swearing at her.  Yelling at her.  Encouraging others to do the same.  Taking videos.  And laughing. 

She is in a small convenience store when Ole enters with a gun – and points it at the clerk.  She is armed.  

These are questions we’ve been hearing about.  Reading about.  What’s the answer?  What would you do?  What would you have your daughter do?  

 

 

911

There are 790,000 law enforcement officers in the United States. But the deluge of negative comment about a handful of bad cops has led to demonstrations, disrespect, attacks – and worse – against all members of the “Thin Blue Line'” (see my post of November 16, 2015). And sooooo. . . .

What would you do – if you were a police officer. 

In Chicago, police have scaled back stops even for reasonable cause.  They’re cutting back on stop and frisk (see August 23, 2013).  Instead – the police simply respond to “911” calls.  They go.  Pick up the bodies.  And shell casings.  And go home.

In 2016, more than 700 were murdered in the Windy City.  That’s two killings a day!  Thousands upon thousands shot.  But now – the police who are under continuous siege from the Left (in Chicago and other big cities) are throwing in the towel.  And simply responding to the carnage and violence . . . .   Chalk up another. 

Tell me if you would do any different.  What’s the answer?      

The Thin Blue Line

[A reprint from 11/16/15] When I was growing up, I was inculcated with the notion that ALL lives mattered. Not just black ones. . . .

It is insulting to hear some folks calling on their brethren to “kill police.” Or attack police.  Let’s have a show of hands — who agrees with these “people”??

When I was a States Attorney, I worked with the police every day. Hundreds of them. You know what? Most were good guys (a few gals) (see my post of 3/20/14).  Sure – there were occasional bad apples (and we dealt with them).  A few were lazy.  But most were just doing their job.  A pretty good job.  Of protecting the public.  Thus, I stand behind the police.  And so should you. . . . .

I would invite all of you to stand behind the police in your community. And for Mayor de Blasio of New York and those folks who urge violence against them — if you won’t stand behind the police when bad guy bullets start flying — please stand in front of themThat is where you belong . . . . . 

Chicago Violence

Did you watch “60 Minutes” on January 1st?  As I observe on November 16, 2015 — it is not the police.  It is the bad guys in Chicago who are shooting 12 people a day and killing 2 of them.  But a small cadre of uncaring – but politically-motivated – folks (like progressives, Black Lives Matter and others) blame the police.  They march against the police.  Some espouse killing the police.   And they are the ones who get the attention from the “media.”  So. . . . what happens?  In Chicago – police stops are down nearly 90%.   Why in the world would police officers be proactive (as in the past) – and stop and frisk – when they can just sit back.  And respond to “911” calls.  Do you blame them?  I sure don’t.  Talk to cops.  I do.    

Police in Chicago shot and killed 92 individuals in the last six years.  In nearly all cases, there was probably cause. Those killed by cops deserved it.  Bad guys in Chicago – in one year – shot 4,378 victims killing 713 of them.  4.6% of victims were white.   Do these numbers suggest the police are at fault?  Do these statistics give an inkling of whose fault it is? 

What if we take the cross hairs off the police and reinstate stop and frisk with reasonable cause (without having to fill out a useless 2 page form for the ACLU).  Otherwise this horrific violence will continue.  And it will grow worse.   2017 is already ahead of 2016 in shootings and homicides!  As said in 2015, if you don’t stand behind the police when the bullets are flying, go stand in front of them. 

The Thin Blue Line

When I grew up, I was inculcated with the notion that ALL lives mattered. Not just black ones. . . .

I’m insulted. And offended. When I hear some Black Lives Matter folks calling on their brethren to “kill police.” Let’s have a show of hands — who agrees with these people??

When I was a States Attorney, I worked with the police every day. Hundreds of them. You know what? Most were good guys (a few gals) (see my post of 3/20/14).  Sure – there were occasional bad apples (and you deal with them) but most were just doing their job.  A pretty good job.  Of protecting the public.  Thus, I stand behind the police. I stand behind that thin blue line.

I would invite all of you to stand behind the police in your community. And for Mayor de Blasio of New York and the Black Lives Matters folks who urge violence — if you won’t stand behind the police, when the ISIS (or bad guy) bullets start flying — please stand in front of them.